Air Conditioning Articles

Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up?

May 9, 2022
AC Tune up

Home ownership comes with a great deal of responsibilities and an ever-growing to-do list. Add to that the responsibilities of a career and a family, and you see why modern life runs at a constant, fast pace here in Blaine. It’s easy to bump things like an air conditioner tune-up down the priority list, both in terms of time and money. It’s very likely you have higher priorities requiring more urgent attention than an air conditioner that seems to be working just fine.

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Know Your AC System

April 12, 2022
AC Unit

Whether it’s people, appliances, or air conditioning (AC) systems, the better you know them, the better you are able to care for them. Our team at Arctic Mechanical knows air conditioners because it’s our business. We want to share just a little of our knowledge with you so you can extend the life of your air conditioner, avoid costly repairs, and save energy and money in Blaine.

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Does an AC Kill Mold?

August 31, 2021
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Our team can guide you on ridding your home of mold and help maintain your HVAC system to prevent it from recurring.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

July 30, 2021
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If your air conditioner is making an unusual or harsh noise, use this list of common AC sounds and what they can indicate.

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Consider a Ductless AC System

July 15, 2021
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Looking for an alternative to a traditional AC system? Our team suggests a ductless AC for your heating or cooling needs.

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How to Protect Your AC From Storms

June 30, 2021
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Our team wants to help protect your air conditioner investment with some tips on protecting your unit from storms.

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Be an Informed Consumer by Learning AC Lingo

May 28, 2021
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Our professionals have put together the following air conditioning glossary to give you a crash course in important definitions.

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AC Maintenance Checklist

May 14, 2021
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Here’s a comprehensive air conditioning maintenance checklist to help keep your home’s system in excellent working order.

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Air Conditioning Basics––Did You Know?

August 31, 2020
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We at Arctic Mechanical recommend keeping this air conditioner-basics guide handy.

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

July 17, 2020
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It’s the first really hot day of summer in Blaine when the floor fans and the open windows just don’t cut it anymore. You head over to your thermostat and select “air conditioner” and wait for that refreshing icy air to start blowing out of your vents. When you check a few minutes later, you feel only hot air. Why?

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4 Things That Could Be Causing Your AC to Run Inefficiently

June 30, 2020
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We at Arctic Mechanical strive to do our best to ensure your air conditioner, or AC, is running smoothly and effectively.

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Is Your AC Helping With Your Allergy Symptoms?

June 18, 2020
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Air conditioners, or ACs, when properly maintained can noticeably reduce symptoms for allergy sufferers.

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3 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a New AC

August 21, 2019
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If it’s time for a new air conditioning system, our professionals can help you choose the best new air conditioner for your home.

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Air Conditioning Noise Concerns

August 7, 2019
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If you hear a noise that concerns you, don’t ignore it! Let our Arctic Mechanical experts help you properly diagnose and treat your air conditioner.

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Going Ductless: The Heating and Cooling Systems of the Future

July 24, 2019
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Ductless air systems offer a simple but sophisticated alternative to HVAC systems. They currently require a larger up-front investment but will save you money in the long run.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Helping With Your Allergy Symptoms?

July 10, 2019
Caution Sign - Allergy Season Ahead.

Seasonal allergies are a burden for many. Air conditioners, or ACs, when properly maintained, can noticeably reduce symptoms for allergy sufferers. Air filters catch pollen, dust, and other irritants, producing higher-quality air. Air conditioners also act as humidity regulators, easing allergy symptoms. Arctic Mechanical is proud to help you here in Spring Lake Park, MN,…

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5 Ways to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning and Summer Energy Bill

June 26, 2019
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Our five simple tips for staying cool and using your air conditioner less may help you cut costs and save money on your monthly energy bill.

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How Do Air Conditioners Work?

May 29, 2019
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The modern air conditioner was invented in 1902 by Willis Havilard Carrier. It was invented to solve the humidity problem at a printing plant in Brooklyn.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

May 15, 2019
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A freeze up is when a layer of ice forms on the outside of your air conditioning unit. It can look a bit disconcerting, but don’t panic.

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Spring Is the Best Time for Your Air Conditioner Maintenance

April 5, 2019
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An air conditioner, just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently.

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Money Saving Tips for This Summer

January 1, 2018
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We at Arctic Mechanical wish you a happy summer here in Blaine, MN! We know you’ll probably have your air conditioner (AC) on for longer stretches of time. (We certainly will!) So we’ve provided this list of tried-and-true methods to reduce your energy consumption and save you money this season. 1. Clean Seasonally The beginning…

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